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I-STEM Campus Affiliates Directory

Urbana-Champaign campus personnel interested in STEM education. This directory is intended to foster collaboration in grant-writing, outreach projects, evaluation, and other areas.

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Fouad Abd-El-Khalick
Fouad Abd-El-Khalick

Curriculum and Instruction
Associate Professor
fouad@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
2. STEM Teacher Training & Development
4. Policy & Advocacy for STEM Education

Project(s): EnLiST:Entrepreneurial Leadership in STEM Teaching & Learning

My research focuses on the teaching and learning about nature of science in grades K-12, and in preservice and inservice science teacher education settings.

John Abelson
John Abelson

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor
abelson@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
3. Undergraduate & Graduate STEM Education Reform

Project(s): EaSE: Energy and Sustainability Engineering

I co-direct the new graduate option program in EaSE.

Gretchen Adams
Gretchen Adams

Chemistry
Director, Chemistry Merit Program
gadams4@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
1. P-16 STEM Education Outreach
2. STEM Teacher Training & Professional Development
3. Undergraduate & Graduate STEM Education Reform

Project(s): Merit/MIST

I am interested in STEM initiatives in K-doctoral programs. A wide spectrum that is all worthwhile!

Jennifer Amos
Jennifer Amos

Bioengineering
Lecturer and Chief Academic Advisor
jamos@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
1. P-16 STEM Education Outreach
3. Undergraduate & Graduate STEM Education Reform

Project: Tissue Engineering Teaching Laboratory
Outreach grants to bring in minorities from community colleges for research to encourage transfers and increase retention;
NSF-REU for BIOE with Mayo Clinic;
Duties as ABET head for my dept (responsible for curricular changes and outcomes analysis).

Matthew Ando
Matthew Ando

Mathematics
Associate Professor
mando@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
3. Undergraduate and Graduate Education Reform

I have been involved in a project to improve calculus instruction for Engineering students at the U of I.

Jayadev Athreya
Jayadev Athreya

Mathematics
Associate Professor/Director, Illinois Geometry Lab
jathreya@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
1. P-16 STEM Education Outreach
3. Undergraduate & Graduate STEM Education Reform

Project: Illinois Geometry Lab, partially funded by NSF PI grant.
I am interested in developing an exploration-based mathematics curriculum at all levels, from P-16.

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Rashid Bashir
Rashid Bashir

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Bioengineering,
Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
Head, Department of Bioengineering, Abel Bliss Professor
rbashir@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
1. P-16 STEM Education Outreach
3. Undergraduate and Graduate Education Reform

Project(s): IGERT

Training grants, integration of engineering and biological sciences

Samuel Beshers
Samuel Beshers

Neuroscience Program
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
beshers@illinois.edu

I-STEM Goal Affiliation:
1. P-16 STEM Education Outreach
3. Undergraduate and Graduate Education Reform

Projects: Brain Awareness Day; Illinois Summer Neuroscience Institute (ISNI); Project NEURON; OLLI; Neuroengineering IGERT

Trying to combine outreach and educational neuroscience initiatives with support and professional skills development for students, Interested in involving other programs working on neuro-related projects.